Secure storage units must be of high quality to ensure their protective function at all times and against all dangers. The VdS seal confirms these properties to the market. Because even secure secure storage units that look safe at first glance can in reality often be opened without tools, even by laymen:
To ensure that a secure storage unit can withstand any emergency, VdS, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the GDV, tests and certifies secure storage units of the most diverse resistance grades and manufacturers (list of certified products). In cooperation with leading European certification bodies in the European Fire and Security Group, VdS promotes a consistent quality of secure storage units beyond the German borders.
An emergency can be an unauthorised access as well as a fire: In order to protect important data adequately, for example, VdS also certifies secure storage units in the form of data protection cabinets or light fire protection cabinets in combination with burglar resistance as so-called duplex cabinets.